Five persons were booked for abduction and gangrape of a 19-year-old woman on Saturday.
The accused have been identified as Ravinder Kaur, a native of the Diwali village in Kharar, Manji (whose residence is yet to be ascertained) and Ashok, a native of Kala Amb in Himachal Pradesh. The police said that the victim had mentioned that two more unidentified persons, including a woman, accompanied the key accused.
Manji had allegedly lured the victim, a resident of Kharar, by promising to marry her. Kaur had allegedly introduced two and promised to make arrangements for the two to marry. On June 20, Manji, accompanied by Ravinder Kaur, took the victim to Kala Amb. Kaur had also asked the victim to bring some cash and gold ornaments from home.
However, upon their arrival at the town, the accused had allegedly seized the victim’s phone amd also stripped her of the cash and ornaments. She was thereafter kept in a room at the village, where she was repeatedly raped.
In her statement, the victim said that an unidentified woman keep tabs on her all the time to ensure she does not come out of the room.Explaining how she managed to flee, she said that on July 2, an unidentified person came near her room in the accused’s absence. After listening to her story, the person then helped the victim reach Ambala, after which she returned home.
After she remained extremely unwell for two days, her family, on July 4, admitted her to the civil hospital, where she revealed that she was gangraped.
The police have booked the five under sections 376A (gangrape), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage), 366A (procuration of minor girl), 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to the committing of the theft), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code. The police are looking for the accused.